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. >> the u.s. ambassador in libya and three other american officials are killed during islamist protests in benghazi. >> in pakistan, nearly 300 people died in a blaze at a clothing factory. germany's top court has approved the eurozone bailout fund with some conditions. the ruling clears up a key hurdle toward resolving the eurozone debt crisis. >> in the landmark decision, the constitutional court overturn legal challenges aimed at preventing the european stability mechanism and the european this compact from becoming law. 37,000 people in germany joined the suit which challenged the constitutionality. >> the plaintiffs claim germany was fighting way to much of parliament's power over the budget. >> all eyes were on the german constitutional court as a judge is prepared to hand down their decision on european stability mechanism. those who filed the suit want to stop the esm's ratification. a high court struck down the injunction, clearing the way for the measure. but the judges set conditions, capping german liability at 190 billion euros and requiring the government must keep parliam
and libya. the u.s. has sent two warships close to the coast of libya after the american ambassador was killed two days ago. >> there is also violence in to nietzsche, iran, iraq and yemen, where four people have died. >> a mob of protesters stormed the u.s. embassy, pushing through security and torching carse compnd. . . . . . . . . . shots and tear gas in an attempt to control the crowd. finally, they managed to force the protestors back. >> we entered the embassy gates and raised the flag of the profit. if we -- if they repeat this, we will come back until the are no ambassadors in the world and no americans either. >> the protesters are outraged over a film produced in the u.s. and insults the profit muhammed. washington has condemned the violence. the u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton, stressed the u.s. government had nothing to do with the video. >> this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke outrage. but as i said yesterday, there is no justification, none at all, for responding t
met with libya's national assembly president mohamed magarief in new york on monday. the attack on september 11th killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. magarief assured clinton that an all-out effort was being made to capture those responsible. the two shared concerns over the growing force of radical militants in libya. clinton pledged more aid to libya to help contain the threat. the united states believes that a terrorist group linked to al qaeda is responsible for the attack. >>> north korea says japan must resolve issues related to its colonial rule of the korean peninsula if it wants to form better relations. the newspaper of the governing workers party ran a commentary. it referred to the issues of so-called war-time comfort women from the korean peninsula and the drafting of korean men for hard labor during world war ii. last month, japan restarted talks with north korea for the first time in four years. japanese officials say they want to discuss the abductions of their citizens in higher-level negotiations. north korean state-run media discusse
are spreading. the growing turmoil follows tuesday' attack on a u.s. consulate in libya that killed an ambassador and three other staff. demonstrators in yemen are also targeting american diplomatic missions. they gathered in front of the heavily guarded u.s. embassy in sanaa. they chanted religious slogans. some threw stones at the buildings or attempted to climb over the walls. al arab al arabiya reports a number of people were injured. [ chanting ] protesters have been out in force again in the egyptian capital cairo. they gathered in tahrir square a few hundred meters from the u.s. embassy, which they stormed a couple of days ago. security forces tried to disperse the crowd. demonstrators fought back. health authorities say more than a dozen people were injured. protesters are angry the american-made film ridicules the prophet muhammad and includes scenes of a sexual nature. muslims object to any depiction of muhammad. >>> agents with the u.s. federal bureau of investigation are looking into whether terrorist groups were behind that attack in libya. the gunman took aim at the co
christopher stevens is among the four victims. he ordered security to be increased for u.s. citizens in libya. the american-made film that sparked the attack is considered insulting to islam's profit mohammad. that film also triggered anti-american outrage in egypt. demonstrate fors assembled on the u.s. embassy in chicago. hundreds of people gathered in the compound, some of them scaled the walls. they brought down a u.s. flag and burned it. >> egypt has lost them and it has not solved any problems. >> part of the film in question has been uploaded to the internet. >>> firefighters in pakistani's biggest city of karachi continue looking for victims after a fire that swept through a clothing building. the four-story structure went up in flames on tuesday afternoon with more than 400 workers inside. 289 people have been confirmed dead. doors to the building were apparently locked. the windows were barred. a police official says no safety measures were in place. >> the design of the building, there was no safety exits and all the people that got out, there was probably only one way out, which t
say syria could go the way of egypt and libya should assad be toppled and want to see a state centered on islam. here is a look at some of the forces on the syrian national council and their priorities. >> the syrian opponents are united by wanting to see assad go, but that's about as far as it goes. they are divided into several groups with a variety of strategies on how to force the president from office. for instance, there is the syrian national council. this group brings together mostly exiled conservative liberal and islamist opponents of the regime. the international community considers the syrian national council to be the main voice of the opposition. it is represented in berlin for a long time that diplomacy and -- back to diplomacy and sanctions, but now it supports tougher measures. >> we are convinced that only foreign military intervention will lead to a quick resolution in syria. >> in contrast, the national coordination committee opposes army intervention. the head of the group of leftist parties are active in syria has few supporters. change has to come from within as
in libya, have returned to the united states. >> the coffins were unloaded from an aircraft at andrews air force base just outside washington. president barack obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, and defense secretary leon panetta were on hand to honor the men. in his comments, president obama praised the men's commitment and dedication and said that the sacrifice would never be forgotten. >> we turn right now to our top story, and that is the fact that there is this violence in sudan. we are joined now by a journalist in sudan, who joins me on the line from khartoum -- actually, i'm just hearing from our producer that we do not have that interview. we will move onto another story. anti-western violence has also exploded in tunisia. the country's official news agency said two protesters were killed and dozens wounded when islamist demonstrators stormed the u.s. embassy in the capital tunis. witnesses say a group of protesters managed to briefly into the embassy compound before police and soldiers could secure the area. hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators continued to clash with
, but these governments are very weak, especially in libya, where the central government barely controls more than the capital, tripoli. >> are you saying this is less about the content of the video at more about power? >> i would think so. people do feel offended, there is no doubt. i think many muslims, especially those living in the west are tired of being addressed, being insulted by people who did not look for a peaceful means of that dialogue, but you are simply trying to provoke. but when we look at the middle east, we have to see the whole region is very volatile. radical creatures seem to be waiting for any pretext in order to instigate public opinion against the west to weaken it democratically elected governments as to say we are really representing popular opinion. they are not. it's only a small minority. the middle-class for instance prefers to stay at home. they do not participate in these demonstrations. most of those who do demonstrate our members of the poor people, the proletariat, those with no future for themselves. >> how can western democracies try to start -- try to strike
of four embassy staff in libya. >> thursday, the libyan government held a ceremony to honor the officials who died at the u.s. consulate in benghazi last week. the white house says it still does not know whether the attack was premeditated or sparked by an islam film made in the u.s.. we will have more on the reaction of religious extremists later on in this half hour. and a serious human rights groups report that 54 people have been killed in an air strike in syria -- >> serious human rights groups report that 54 people have been killed in an air strike in syria -- >> syrian human-rights groups. >> trade unions in india called a one-day strike on thursday and brought the country to a standstill with the message "no to walmart." >> the government has designed reforms aimed at extending the stagnating economy, including opening the market to foreign chains. >> they could begin moving in, posing a threat to the small shops that dot india's landscape. >> the shop has been run by the same family for 70 years. you can buy most essentials here and they deliver. small shops are typical in india
. then take libya, for example. people used to be able to school for free. they were looked after. but then gaddafi had to pay the price for his independent policies. now people there have democracy and chaos. >> this anti-government activist has joined another party. he is a writer, and he lost to lukashenko before. >> we have to do our best to take part, even though the election campaign is unfair. after all, it is preparation for the presidential election in 2013. >> but his supporter wants him to boycott the elections. despite the pressure he is under every day, he will not quit. he wants to keep fighting for democracy here. he hopes that one day more of his compatriots will join him. then the man you just saw in that report has been put back in jail -- >> the man you just saw in that report has been put back in jail. >> just after our report, he and other activists were arrested at an anti-government protests, all sentenced to seven to 12 days in jail. >> in germany, an elderly couple went on trial on friday in frankfurt, charged with carrying out a series of politically moti
of an attack, iran would defend themselves. libya's military has taken control of two powerful militia groups in benghazi. army officers are now in charge of the heavily armed february 17 brigade and another militia. >> the announcement came a day after the libyan military in the capitalof tripoli moved in on paramilitary groups there. a number of groups have operated freely since the overthrow of muammar gaddafi a year ago. the government and military haare capitalizing on the shift in mood. almost two decades of autocratic rule by the president of belarus is set to continue following sunday's parliamentary elections. >> but, according to western observers, the government was returned to power by a poll that was neither free nor fair. the government in minsk has dismi would say voter turnout ws more than 70% total. >> however, opposition leaders are skeptical that so many people turned up at the polls. they have called for a boycott, saying that election officials would make sure that the president remained in power. >> these elections were not competitive from the start. a free election dep
but not in others. >> unlike in syria, the security council did intervene in libya to prevent a bloodbath in benghazi. in march 2011, the ordered in international military operation to protect civilians, the beginning of the end for libyan leader muammar gaddafi. but the u.n. does not only make peace -- it also orders peacekeeping operations. these presume that both sides want to lay down their arms. >> studies show that if peacekeeping missions are sent in, peacekeeping missions as 60% to 80% more likely to hold. one current example of a successful un peacekeeping force is the mission to liberia. >> nearly a decade ago, the security council sent in thousands of peacekeepers to liberia. a civil war had devastated the country. just two years after that, ellen johnson was elected president, the first woman to lead an african state. former dictator charles taylor was put on trial for war crimes. for the u.n., it was a success story, but in syria, the legitimacy of the security council is in jeopardy. russia and china had vetoed an intervention. no one thinks that getting rid of their veto ri
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